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The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 01
Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English.

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Title: The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume I. Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English. In Twenty Volumes.

Author: Editor-in-Chief: Kuno Francke

Release Date: February 17, 2004 [EBook #11123]

Language: English

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[Illustration: On the Way Toward the Grail. By Hans Thoma]

The
German Classics
of
The Nineteenth and
Twentieth Centuries

Masterpieces of German Literature
Translated into English

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Kuno Francke, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D.

In Twenty Volumes Illustrated

ALBANY, N.Y. J.B. LYON COMPANY PUBLISHERS

1913

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I

Editor's Preface

Publishers Foreword

General Introduction.
  By Richard M. Meyer

The Life of Goethe.
  By Calvin Thomas

POEMS

Greeting and Departure.
  Translated by Charles Wharton Stork

The Heathrose.
  Adapted from the translation by E.A. Bowring

Mahomet's Song.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

Prometheus.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

The Wanderer's Night-Song.
  Adapted from the translation by E.A. Bowring

The Sea-Voyage.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

To the Moon.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

The Fisherman.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

The Wanderer's Night-Song.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

The Erl-King.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

The Godlike.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

Mignon.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

Proximity of the Beloved One.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

The Shepherd's Lament.
  Translated by W.E. Aytoun and Theodore Martin.

Nature and Art
  Translated by A.I. du P. Coleman.

Comfort in Tears.
  Translated by W.E. Aytoun and Theodore Martin

Epilog to Schiller's "Song of the Bell."
  Translated by W.E. Aytoun and Theodore Martin

Ergo Bibamus.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

The Walking Bell.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

Found.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

Hatem.
  Translated by A.I. du P. Coleman

Reunion.
  Translated by A.I. du P. Coleman

Procemion.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

The One and The All.
  Translated by A.I. du P. Coleman

Lines on Seeing Schiller's Skull.
  Translated by E.A. Bowring

A Legacy.
  Translated by A.I. du P. Coleman

* * * * *

Introduction to Hermann and Dorothea.
  By Arthur H. Palmer

Harmann and Dorothea.
  Translated by Ellen Frothingham

DRAMAS

Introduction to Iphigenia in Tauris.
  By Arthur H. Palmer

Iphigenia in Tauris.
  Translated by Anna Swanwick

* * * * *

The Faust Legend from Marlowe to Goethe.
  By Kuno Francke

Introduction to Faust.
  Calvin Thomas

Faust (Part I).
  Translated by Anna Swanwick

Faust (Part II).
  Translated by Anna Swanwick

ILLUSTRATIONS-VOLUME I

On the Way Toward the Grail. By Hans
  Thoma Frontispiece

Goethe. By J. Jäger

Goethe. By J. Stieler

Goethe's Houses in Weimar

Goethe in the Campagua. By J.H.W. Tischbein

Monument to Goethe in Berlin. By Fritz Schaper

Monument to Goethe in Rome. By Eberlein

The Death of Goethe. By Fritz Fleischer

The Heathrose. By K. Kogler

Prometheus. By Titian

The Fisherman and the Mermaid. By Georg Papperitz

Hermann's Parents in the Doorway of the Tavern.
  By Ludwig Richter

Hermann hands to Dorothea the Linen for the Emigrants.
  By Ludwig Richter

The Mother defending Hermann. By Ludwig Richter

Mother and Son. By Ludwig Richter

The Emigrants in the Village. By Ludwig Richter

The Parson and the Apothecary watch Dorothea. By Ludwig Richter

Hermann and Dorothea meet at the Fountain. By Ludwig Richter

Hermann and Dorothea under the Pear tree. By Ludwig Richter

The Betrothal. By Ludwig Richter

Iphigenia. By Ansehn Feuerbach

The Meeting of Orestes, Iphigenia, and Pylades.
  By Angelica, Kauffmann

Iphigenia. By Max Nonnenbruch

Faust and Mephistopheles. By Liezen-Mayer

Margaret. By Wilhelm von Kaulbach

Faust and Margaret. By Carl Becker

Faust and Margaret in the Garden. By Liezen-Mayer

The Death of Valentine. By Franz Simm

Margaret's Downfall. By Wilhelm von Kaulbach

EDITOR'S PREFACE

It is surprising how little the English-speaking world knows of German literature of the nineteenth century. Goethe and Schiller found their herald in Carlyle; Fichte's idealistic philosophy helped to mold Emerson's view of life; Amadeus Hoffmann influenced Poe; Uhland and Heine reverberate in Longfellow; Sudermann and Hauptmann appear in the repertory of London and New York theatres—these brief statements include nearly all the names which to the cultivated Englishman and American of to-day stand for German literature.

THE GERMAN CLASSICS OF THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES has been planned to correct this narrow and inadequate view. Here for the first time English readers will find a panorama of the whole of German literature from Goethe to the present day; here for the first time they will find the most representative writers of each period brought together and exhibited by their most representative

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